January 18  – International Women’s Day Guelph Wellington – #ChooseToChallenge
Guelph, ON – January 18, 2020 – Innovation Guelph, with the partners for International Women’s Day, present their ninth annual event (formerly known as Ignite.Empower.Innovate) held in collaboration with other Guelph-based business and women’s organizations and presented this year in an online virtual event.

January 13  – Community Collaboration Emphasizes Take-Out Options Through Restaurant Video Project
Guelph, ON January 18, 2021 – Innovation Guelph is pleased to announce a Community Collaboration project through the Digital Main Street Project.


November 19 – OKR Financial and Innovation Guelph collaborate to support the southwestern Ontario entrepreneurial ecosystem
Guelph, ON FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OKR Financial has teamed up with Innovation Guelph to dedicate their financial knowledge and services to the exciting entrepreneurs located in the Guelph-Wellington region and beyond.

October 20 – Innovation Guelph received the CANIE Enterprise Support of the Year Award presented by Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation.
GUELPH -2020 October 20 – Innovation Guelph received the CANIE Enterprise Support of the Year Award presented by Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation.

September 22Nine Rhyze Ventures Pitch Finalists Announced!
Guelph, ON, September 22, 2020 – Innovation Guelph’s first cohort of Rhyze Ventures programming culminates in a public pitch competition with nine companies competing on October 21, 2020, from 5pm to 9pm.

July 15Pandemic Pivot Reveals Networking Advantage
Guelph, ON July 15, 2020 – Innovation Guelph discovers surprising outcome of pivoting program delivery in response to COVID; online environment fosters effective relationship building.

May 28Innovation Guelph wins Ontario Region Enterprise Support Award presented by The Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation
GUELPH– May 28 – Innovation Guelph received the CANIE Award for Enterprise Support presented by the Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation within the 2020 CANIE Digital Awards Tour.

May 27Keeping Our Sisters Safe 
GUELPH, May 27, 2020 – The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day Guelph-Wellington (IWDGW) event held in March was “Keeping Our Sisters Safe.” After hosting the event for yet another successful year, Innovation Guelph and the IWDGW committee is generously donating proceeds amounting to $5,000 in support of the Guelph Y’s Safe Sisters program.

March 10Applications for the Rhyze Ventures Women Entrepreneurship Program are opening soon!
Guelph, ON, March 10, 2020 – Rhyze Ventures applications open April 15 and must be completed by May 31, 2020, for the second cohort that starts October 27, 2020.


August 22Innovation Expo – Second Annual Innovation Trade Show Event
Guelph, ON, August 22, 2019 – Celebrate the impactful success and growth of more than 80 exhibitors from a variety of sectors including agri-food, manufacturing, social innovation and sustainable technologies.

August 15MP Longfield announces federal investment in Innovation Guelph to help women entrepreneurs
Guelph, ON, August 15, 2019 – The investment will help to broaden initiatives for gender equality and advancing the Canadian economy.

June 12Congratulations to the 2019 Rhyze Award winners!
Guelph, ON, June 12, 2019 – Innovation Guelph is excited to announce the Rhyze Award recipients for 2019.

March 26 Providing growing companies with a place to thrive prompts Innovation Guelph’s relocation
Guelph, ON, March 26, 2019 – Innovation Guelph is pleased to meet the demand for increased flexible office space for clients with their move to 361 Southgate Drive, Guelph ON effective April 1, 2019.

March 11Innovation Guelph is heading to Munich with three local companies
As part of a delegation with the City of Guelph, Innovation Guelph is supporting the participation of three local companies in the Global Food Summit on March 20 to 21 in Munich, Germany.

February 15Celebrating International Women’s Day with the 7th Annual Ignite.Empower.Innovate on March 7
Innovation Guelph with the partners for International Women’s Day present their seventh annual Ignite.Empower.Innovate event held in collaboration with other Guelph-based business and women’s organizations and presented by title sponsor Miller Thomson at the Hanlon Convention Centre.


June 2626 Ontario companies awarded seed funding for innovation commercialization
Twenty-six Ontario companies have been selected to receive seed funding from Bioenterprise Corporation and its delivery partner Innovation Guelph, the fourth round of a program funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

June 202018 Rhyze Award Recipients
Innovation Guelph, in partnership with the Business Centre Guelph-Wellington, hosted the fourth annual Rhyze Awards on June 14 for local women-owned businesses, awarding a total of $22,000 in prizes..

February 8Innovation Guelph’s 6th annual International Women’s Day celebration set for March 8
Event will feature keynote speaker Susan Aglukark, Juno-award winning singer and founder/chair of the Arctic Rose Foundation

January 24 – 24 Southern Ontario Companies Awarded Funding for Innovation
Third-round seed funding recipients to receive financial support and mentorship.


May 15 – Head of Danby seeking a few good entrepreneurs
Reverse Collision Day will explore new spin-off business opportunities at company.

May 4 – Innovation Guelph announces 2017 Rhyze Award finalists
$10,000 in micro-funding to be awarded to local women-owned businesses on June 29.

April 27 – Innovation Guelph’s first Reverse Collision Day offers ‘look inside’ Danby for new business growth
Entrepreneurs are invited to “look inside” Danby for new business opportunities during Innovation Guelph’s first Reverse Collision Day May 25, 2017.

March 9 – Innovation Guelph to expand The Rhyze Project for young women
At our 5th annual International Women’s Day celebration last night, we were thrilled to announce the expansion of The Rhyze Project, our organization’s entrepreneurship program for women.

March 5 – Innovation Guelph in Perspective Guelph publication


April 26Innovation Guelph launches 2016 business funding program for women entrepreneurs
Deadline to apply is May 15, 2016

March 1 – Innovation Guelph launches Fuel Injection seed funding program for start-ups and SMEs with support from FedDev Ontario
Start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across southern Ontario will benefit from seed funding awarded through Innovation Guelph’s new Fuel Injection program, delivered in partnership with Bioenterprise Corporation, with financial support provided by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

February 9 – Guelph’s first women’s leadership conference will celebrate International Women’s Day
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November 23 – Green Bug Energy wins 3M Environmental Innovation Award

Green Bug Energy has won the National Geographic’s 2015 3M Environmental Innovation Award for their innovative use of the Archimedes screw in green energy generation.

November 12 – Guelph-based cooking school founder profiled in new online film series
“Roam New Roads” profiles Baby Boomer entrepreneurs following their passions

September 29Innovation Guelph appoints new directors
Innovation Guelph (IG) today announced the appointment of four new directors to its board

September 22Rhyze Award 2015 Pitch Competition Winners Announced
[Re]Fresh Juice Co. receives $10,000 at Guelph’s first women only pitch competition.

April 9Innovation Guelph receives $225,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant
Funding will support pilot programs of Women’s Economic Advancement Project

March 11 – Innovation Guelph launches crowdfunding campaign to build $30,000 fund for women entrepreneurs
The Ignite Award will provide business mentorship and cash award to local business owners 

February 9 – International Women’s Day event to celebrate Guelph women in business
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October 29Outgoing Guelph Chamber of Commerce president joins Innovation Guelph
Two additional mentors round out roster of entrepreneurship experts

June 11 – Innovation Guelph hosts community barbeque to launch new business coaching program
Event celebrates up­-and-­coming Guelph companies 

April 4 – Tamara Etmannski wins first Canadian Global Impact Competition
Idea for a digital archive to improve access to academic research findings wins entry to prestigious Singularity University program in Silicon Valley

March 26 – Six finalists take aim at ‘grand challenges’ in Canada’s first Global Impact Competition
Event supports and celebrates Canadian ingenuity and entrepreneurship

February 25 – First Canadian Global Impact Competition seeks to improve the lives of 1 million Canadians through technology
Deadline for applications is Friday, February 28, 2014

January 21 – International Women’s Day event to celebrate Guelph women in business
Proceeds to help create annual bursary for local women entrepreneurs[/vc_column_text][/vc_box][vc_box opacity=”1″ br_width=”1″ padding=”20px”][vc_heading title=”News Coverage” type=”h3″ style=”default” divider_width=”default” divider_color=”dark” text_transform=”uppercase” color=”default” align=”left” margin_bottom=”20″][vc_column_text]September 24: [Re]Fresh Juice Co. receives $10,000 at Guelph’s first women-only pitch competition (Exchange Magazine)

September 22: Guelph juice bar founder wins Rhyze Award (Guelph Mercury)

August 30: Great uptake for Guelph’s second Startup Weekend (Guelph Mercury)

April 9: Innovation Guelph receives $225K for women’s entrepreneurship program (Waterloo Region Record)

March 13: Guelph-area entrepreneur gets Dragons’ Den deal for quinoa company (Guelph Mercury)

March 11: Speakers ignite confidence at International Women’s Day event in Guelph (Guelph Mercury)

November 17CBaSE receives grant to support entrepreneurship (University of Guelph)

November 17: The age of plenty for young entrepreneurs (Business Venture)

November 10: Students challenged to cut food waste (Guelph Mercury)

November 5: Guelph manufacturers facing skills gap in the workforce (Guelph Mercury)

October 17As Toronto dithers, Guelph sets sights on 21st century (Toronto Star)

October 15Guelph Chamber of Commerce president Longfield resigns (Guelph Mercury)

September 22: IG’s Speedway just got a Fast Lane (Business Venture)

September 11Innovation Guelph crowns RedTree Robotics as the winner of its Startup Royale competition (Betakit)

August 22Guelph business leaders bend finance minister’s ear (Guelph Mercury)

August 13Guelph’s entreprise services getting results (Guelph Mercury)

July 1: Innovation Guelph Community BBQ (Snapd Guelph)

June 27: Guelph Awards of Excellence shine light on innovation (Guelph Mercury)

June 23: Speedway helps accelerate new businesses (Guelph Mercury)

June 17: Innovation Guelph event a launch for new business (The Guelph Tribune)

June 10: CBaSE and Innovation Guelph embrace commonalities cultivate entrepreneurship campus and the community (University of Guelph College of Business & Economics)

June 1: ONE in a Million: Growing local economies for the long term (Business Venture)

April 2: Six finalists take aim at ‘grand challenges’ in Canada’s first Global Impact Competition (The Exchange)

April 1: Guelph: the centre of big ideas (Venture Guelph Publications)

March 31: U of G Part of Canada’s First Global Impact Competition (University of Guelph Campus Bulletin)

March 19: Federal funding to boost female entrepreneurs in Guelph (Guelph Mercury)

March 6: Let the seven virtues be your guide (Guelph Mercury)

March 6: Prestigious innovation contest coming to Guelph (The Ontarion)

February 25: Full slate of events in Guelph to mark International Women’s Week (Guelph Mercury)

February 6: Online tool helps businesses (Guelph Tribune)

February 1: Women helping women: there’s strength in numbers (col.lab.o.rate)


November 1: Innovation Guelph: Cultivating the future (col.lab.o.rate)